High Court lifts ban on media coverage of Delhi gang-rape trial...Top Stories

March 22, 2013 07:53
High Court lifts ban on media coverage of Delhi gang-rape trial...

On Friday, The Delhi High Court allowed the media to cover the day-to-day trial of the Dec 16 gang rape case in the Saket fast-track court in New Delhi.

Moreover, Justice Rajiv Shakdher, allowing the plea of journalists seeking open trial instead of an in-camera one, directed the fast-track court to allow access to one representative of each media house. In fact, the order said that the court will allow access to one representative journalist of each of the accredited national dailies and that the petitioners before him represent some of them.

Nevertheless, the court imposed some restrictions on the media, saying it would not disclose the name of the victim or her family members or witnesses quoted during the trial.

The concluding fact remains, that the reporters will exclude parts of proceedings that the court instructs them not to report even Justice Shakdher mentioned that setting aside the media advisory issued by the police not to report the court happenings and order of the trial court.

(AW:Samrat Biswas)

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